We live in a nation increasingly divided on racial, ethnic, and political lines. Much of the leading media of our day focuses on the agendas that drive these divisions, but little is said about the phenomena itself, or the underlying social justice issues.
Brian Dunn, a leading Civil Rights attorney and the managing partner of The Cochran Firm in California, explores these issues each week with Producer Jim Oates, and various other guests from the legal and business communities. Brian is one of the most successful civil plaintiff attorneys in California in the field of police misconduct and use of deadly force by police. A Nation Divided focuses not only on the reality of the division between law enforcement and the public, but on the deeper divisions in our society. Only on 790 KABC Radio.
Should the viability of a fetus be determined by the time in which that fetus’ heart works, or the time in which the embryo can survive outside the mother’s womb? On today's episode, Brian Dunn and Producer Jim Oates will discuss the "Indianapolis 500 of devisive issues in our nation..." Abortion. When and how should the government step in to affect the right of a woman to seek an abortion?
Our government defines marijuana as an "illegal substance." Due to this, anyone that has ever used this substance has actually violated the law and is therefore ineligible to perform certain jobs and do certain tasks. Should marijuana users be singled out and denied some of the privileges and opportunities that other American citizens have? Producer Jim Oates and Brian Dunn discuss this topic and hear listener's opinions as we take their calls.
Should assisted suicide, or euthanasia, be legal. Do we have the right to determine the terms of how our lives end? California has passed a new law that grants doctors permission to prescribe the drugs for this express purpose. Producer Jim Oates and Brian Dunn discuss this topic and hear from listeners as we take their calls.
Today Brian Dunn and Jim Oates will discuss the world's "oldest profession." Does anyone ever voluntarily choose prostitution as a profession? When considering this culture, we have to consider other issues related to it. Should prostitution be legal, and would making it legal affect or reverse the negative aspects of this culture?
Police have a dangerous job, and most citizens agree they should be allowed extraordinary privileges to execute their duties safely. At the same time, police are rarely, if ever, brought in front of a jury when a citizen is shot and killed. Even when that citizen is unarmed. Why is this? Does this sort of qualified immunity make sense in our democracy?
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